Following a tip off, troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade, have apprehended four Boko Haram terrorists at Rann, headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
Confirming the apprehension, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said that the troops acted upon tip off from locals on the whereabouts of the terrorists. The troops subsequently conducted a thorough search of the area and arrested the four kingpins.
He said: “The arrested kingpins specialized on various aspects of criminality to sustain the Boko Haram terrorists group in their areas.
“The four terrorists were arrested following a tip off by well meaning members of the public.
“Subsequently, the troops conducted a cordon and search operation in the general area that led to the apprehension of the terrorist leaders, who contribute to the sustenance of the insurgency through their illegal trade specialization.
“The arrested kingpins include Umara Mai Gyaran Rediyo (Radio Technician), Umaru Mai Nama, (who specialize in cattle rustling and sales), Alifa Makinta (a specialist on stealing foodstuffs) and Balu Jugudum (in charge of stolen jewelleries).
“Presently the suspects are undergoing interrogation.”